Kaunda NOT dead
Kaunda led Zambia to independence in 1964.
Kaunda, 93, was hospitalised on Wednesday after complaining of fatigue.
The Zambian High Commissioner to South Africa, Emmannuel Mwamba, had indicated that the former President is likely to be discharged from hospital on Thursday.
Lots of unconfirmed Twitter rumours that Kenneth Kaunda has passed away. We're trying to verify, but for now the stress is on UNCONFIRMED— Simon Allison (@simonallison) July 20, 2017
A South African journalist Simon Allison has dismissed the rumours and confirmed that Kenneth Kaunda has NOT passed away. He is currently in hospital and expected to be discharged tomorrow.
Below is a statement that has been doing rounds on social media. It has not been verified whether it is from the Mnusi Maimane's office or it is fake news.
Just got confirmation from Zambian government: Kenneth Kaunda has NOT passed away. In hospital and expected to be discharged tomorrow.— Simon Allison (@simonallison) July 20, 2017